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America's most notorious physical trainer is back in session to challenge America to get into shape.

Recaps by Chico Alexander, GSNN

Host Alison Sweeney
Trainers Bob Harper
Jillian Michaels
Dolvett Quince
Creator Benjamin Silverman
David Broome
Mark Koops
EP Benjamin Silverman
David Broome
Todd Lubin
Lisa Hennessey
Eden Gaha
JD Roth
Todd A. Nelson
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Pay It Forward
January 21

Last week, the Losers were challenged to cut the junk... but strangely embracing it. Reluctantly, but strangely. For the first time, the White Team survived the weigh-in, and for the first time, the team in danger had to vote. Cate ended up on the bad end of a vote-out, leaving three captains and 11 Losers.

As we begin this next phase of competition...

Jeff: 348
Alex: 221
David: 272
Michael: 396
Gina: 215

Francelina: 237
Joe: 317
Jackson: 300
Lisa: 223

Danni: 228
Pam: 210

The Reds are still reeling over the loss of their teammate. They don't have too much time to commiserate when the trainers & Ali arrive with some news... someone ELSE is going home tonight. THREE someone else's.... "And you're looking at'em." We love you, Alison Sweeney... but your swerves need work. Here's the deal. The trainers are going to visit the three captains for the entire week, so the Losers will be on their own for the entire week. They will be left with instructions, but it's on the players to follow them. For example, the Blues will appoint a leader every day to guide them through the week. The Reds are given the instruction to "work through the issues." "It's time to get pissed off. It's time to start fighting. Get your mind right." As for the two remaining Whites, it's all about game plan.

"This season, we're tackling childhood obesity..." We know, Bob... We know. The three are going to the kids' hometown to surprise the Captains in their ... well, wherever they are at the moment, be it school or home or.. study meeting.

Let's start with Biingo's house.. as you can see, all the crap from last week... is still gone. Then comes a story that the Biingo house is actually his uncle's; his dad lost his job thanks to the economy. This really doesn't have to do much with anything, but it gives context to Biingo's many anxieties and the rise of eating out of stress. Also, his mom is joining up with him, and so far she's lost 27 pounds. So that's a plus. The family that loses together stays together.

Back in Calabasas (technically near Malibu), the workout continues. Jackson can't afford another low week, so he's really pushing the team to do well. The Whites are really pushing each other, because there's only two of them. As for the Blues... well... they're not doing much. Homesickness is starting to set in, and Gina is starting to feel lethargic because of it.

Let's go see Sunny at Pittsford, NY. So what's at the heart of her weight issues? It's mostly the routine of a 16-year-old, with school, extra-curriculars, homework, and stress. She feels like she's missing out on being a regular teenager. I've tried being a regular teenager. I wouldn't suggest it. Enter the story of the stereotypically-studious Indian kid who's afraid of disappointing her family. Now the hard part... talking to her mom about this.

Let's go to Fillmore, CA, and Lindsay. The whole family is cooking in a healthy way and taking a 2-mile run every day. That's a lot of love and a lot of progress. On the opposite side of the spectrum comes the fear of bullying and the lack of confidence. Both no room for in Dolvett's world. She's got to face these problems head on. So she faces the cheerleaders that she was forced to leave behind. In this, she realizes that dreams are meant to be fought for.

The next day, the Losers are sent to a safe with... TEMPTATION. Soda, candy, pizza, burgers, etc., etc., etc. Oh yeah, and there's a video game in the corner. "Nothing good can come of any of this." Yep. This is the enemy. Fact: kids spend on average 4.5 hours in front of the TV every day. To fight this... you need knowledge. So today, we're going to test how you know...

CHALLENGE #4: ... Run.

This week, we're paying it forward. The Losers are leading a 5K with Ali and seemingly the entire of Biggest Loser Nation in the background. No, seriously. After a $7500 donation to the Boys & Girls Club of Long Beach, we have the challenge... Finish. The first team to do so wins $15,000 to split. Second gets $5000. Third gets $2500. Everyone's walking away with something.

It's the average fastest time.

The beach is waiting for you. Good luck... Don't pass out... GO!

Seems like the contestants are hitting a wall one at a time. Jackson is about to hit the biggest wall he can ever face... his lungs tightening and his breath shortening. A couple of puffs in, and he's back on the horse.

Danni ends up taking first... and she hugs the first person she can find. Joe takes second. Pam arrives in third thanks to Danni. Needless to say, they get the $15,000. The rest of the pack: Francelina, Lisa, Jackson, Gina, Jeff, Michael, Alex, and with a DNF, David.

By the way, there are more of these things all over the country. Go to BiggestLoser.com to find one near your neck of the woods.

Back in New York, Sunny is about to do some rowing. With a crew. Which is different than a machine. This has some finesse to it. So let's get one thing straight... Jillian Michaels can do a lot of things. Rowing a boat is not one of them. Now comes the awkward bit, telling mom what she did and what she wants to do. She thinks that the stress is putting on the weight. From a scientific point of view... she has a valid point. Cortisones will do that. But in the end, what matters most to mom is Sunny's happiness. She loves her no matter what she chooses to do with her life.

Next to Harry Grove Stadium, home of the Frederick Keys a High-A affil of the Baltimore O's. And now on the mound is Brandon Erbe to pitch a few rounds with Biingo. We may see a future Hall of Famer in the making here.

Shoutout to Adam Pohl, a friend of mine who worked with the Keys in some capacity, I'm not sure what.

Back at the Ranch, the trainers return to see what the players have done. And then.... LAST CHANCE WORKOUT. Because that's how it goes down.

Red team... Product placement... and we're back in. Bob's behind the eight ball, so he's got to really make an effort count here. Because I don't know what they were doing when Bob was out, but it wasn't following his directions. With the Reds, it's all about Jackson stepping up to the plate and Joe... not. Reminder: Joe played football. Jackson... didn't. Joe has to step outside to catch his breath before he can even THINK about going back and pushing himself. As for the Whites... they're stronger and more focused than anyone on the Blue Squad. That says volumes. Add that to the fact that Jeff doesn't like Jillian pushing him... and he's not above saying so. "He really is his own worst enemy."

This week's Challenge America goes BACK to Lindsay's hometown, where her school gets $10,000 for phys-ed programs and Brita water filtration systems. Reducing waste from water bottles is an easy inexpensive way to pay it forward.


Tonight, the teams will determine who will be eliminated from this week. The player with the highest percentage weight loss on the losing team will be immune.

Michael: 384 (-12)
David: 263 (-9)
Alex: 217 (-4)
Gina: 206 (-9)
Jeff: 342 (-6)
LBS LOST: 40 (2.75%)

RED (needs to lose more than 29 lbs)
Joe: 310 (-7)
Francelina: 231 (-6)
Lisa: 214 (-9)
Jackson: 288 (-12)
LBS LOST: 34 (3.16%) - SAFE

WHITE (needs to lose more than 12 lbs - If the White Team loses tonight, then the player with the lowest percentage loss will leave)
Danni: 222 (-6)
Pam: 207 (-3) - ELIMINATED

Which leaves Danni as a team of one. Pam leaves with $7500.

Danni - 1.37%
Pam - 0.68%

EPILOGUE: Since the elimination, Pam got down to 182, that's another 25 pounds. Her daughter Caitlin has been more active with the more active Pam. And forget the TBL makeover, Pam ended up making her OWN makeover. She plans to lose another 30 pounds and fit into a size 9 dress by the finale. And I think I speak for everyone when I say... "DAMN, GIRL!"

To see more information regarding this episode, go to www.biggestloser.com. To apply to be a contestant on "The Biggest Loser", visit the official website at nbc.com/casting